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Over 42,000 Caribbean nationals overstayed their non-immigrant US visas

US citizenship and immigration services

Washington, USA – Acting Homeland Secretary, Kevin Mc Aleenan revealed that over 42,000 Caribbean nationals from across the region overstayed their non-immigrant visas and stayed in the US between October 2017 and September 2018. This figure is contained in the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DSH) fiscal year 2018 entry/exit overstay report.

The US government has provided figures to show that overall, in the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM countries, Trinidad and Tobago has the lowest over-stay rate with the United States at 0.40 percent, followed by The Bahamas (0.475), Barbados (1.11 percent), St Kitts and Nevis (1.73 percent), Saint Lucia (1.86 percent) and Belize (1.93 percent).               Continue reading

Rihanna’s Fenty label aims to rip up fashion industry rules

 Singer’s new clothing line, on sale this week, has ditched traditions such as catwalk shows

Comedy: Russell Peters – My Mom Wanted To Pick My Wife – Video

Comedy: Russell Peters – My Mom Wanted To Pick My Wife – Video

Published on Aug 3, 2016 – Vintage Russell Peters… An Indo-Canadian comic, at a show in Montreal.

Gender Violence: Religious leaders must break their silence – The Caribbean Voice

 By The Caribbean Voice

On July 24, 2015 the Baltimore Sun carried a commentary, which stated, “Gender violence causes more death and disability among women aged 15 to 44 in the U.S. than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war.” Added the report, “Currently our military and universities are actively seeking solutions to prevent and respond to this violence within their respective institutions.”

For The Caribbean Voice, addressing gender based violence is critical not only because of its devastation on lives and families, but also because suicide is related to gender based violence in a huge way. Oftentimes, females are murdered by their partners, who then commit suicide. Also, females are far too often abused by their partners, and this often leads to an escalation of violence as well as suicide.

READ MORE: Religious leaders must break their silence

Let’s forget about race and welcome the newest royal into his place – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

The birth of the first mixed race baby into the royal family has already resurrected some dangerous stereotypes about race

A brief look at social media reveals that the arrival of the anxiously awaited offspring of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has brought with it, the not- so- hidden rudiments of racism. When Meghan conceived, be not deceived speculations abounded like short range missiles in Nazi Germany during World War II.

After all, the expected baby was going to be the first, yes the first Anglo-American member of the Royal family. For the Black diaspora, in the United Kingdom, United States and especially but not exclusively Jamaica, the impending birth stirred an excitement, causing to surface unresolved issues surrounding the mysterious death of Harry’s mother Princess Diana in 1997.      Continue reading


22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London

Interesting documentary…...

……….. relating to means of survival in a strange Country……..
……     by some of the Wind Rush London arrivals.

VIDEO: Barbados: The World’s First Slave Society: Featuring “The Barbados Slave Code” 1661

VIDEO: Barbados: The World’s First Slave Society: Featuring “The Barbados Slave Code” 1661

With Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles – University of the West Indies

Maduro defying Trump, just like Assad did Obama and Castro did Kennedy – By Anthony L Hall

By Anthony L Hall  –

President Trump is notoriously thin-skinned. And nothing gets under it quite like observations that he’s behaving just like his predecessor, Barack Obama. Yet there’s no denying that he’s behaving towards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro just as Obama did towards Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.

No doubt you recall Obama declaring that Assad must go:

The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.

(The Washington Post, August 18, 2011)            Continue reading

China praises Jamaica for signing on to Belt And Road Initiative + Video

Plus Video: Ocho Rios To Kingston Edward Seaga Highway

Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi

(Jamaica Gleaner) Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi has praised Jamaica’s decision to sign on to the mammoth Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying that it has opened a new era of mutual development and cooperation between the two nations.

Tian said Jamaica was right to join other countries and international organisations in positioning itself to reap rewards from the initiative.

“Looking into the future, I envisage high-quality Belt and Road cooperation in enhancing connectivity by promoting policy synergy, infrastructure development, unimpeded trade, financial cooperation and people-to-people bond, thereby enhancing practical cooperation for the well-being of our peoples,” the ambassador said.    Continue reading

Trinidad: Former A.G. Anand Ramlogan and Senator Gerald Ramdeen facing multiple corruption charges

Anand Ramlogan

(Trinidad Express) A series of corruption charges were last night being laid against former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, SC, and United National Congress (UNC) Senator Gerald Ramdeen by officers of the Anti-Corruption Investigative Bureau (ACIB).

Detectives began the laying of the charges around 8 p.m. after receiving the green light to proceed from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC.

The charges relate to the alleged kickback of millions of dollars in legal fees to the two between the period 2010 and 2015 when Ramlogan held the office of attorney general under the then UNC-led People’s Partnership administration.    Continue reading

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